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§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,061 Ratings
§ucaba§ucaba
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Abacus

2011 Reserve Series Bottle Notes:
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 1500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

2014 Bottle Notes
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 3500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

Matured for 1 year in a blend of Heaven Hill, 4 Roses, and Old Fitzgerald barrels.

Added by SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#82
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
5,061
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2015 vintage
O.G. 26.6
IBU 42.0
F.G. 3.8
YEAST BRITISH ALE

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a very thin head that turns to a ring. The nose has lots of barrel characters to it. The taste starts with a sweetness then gains flavor of raisens mabey a hint of wine barrels then it all slowly mellows away. A very nice treat.

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2015 bottle poured into snifter

A: ruby red in color very dark amber with pretty good clarity almost no head just a little lace around the rim

S:lots of soft Bourbon, toffee, vanilla, a little butterscotch some alcohol smells light bits of hops

T: Light bourbon a little vanilla and toffee a touch of oak and a lot of alcohol very boozy on the tongue getting some banana bread taste too

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,061 ratings
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